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Mavic Crossride FTS-X MTB Wheels - 27.5"- 2018

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Product Description

A fantastic upgrade for your mountain bike, the Mavic Crossride FTS-X MTB Wheels will increase the longevity of your ride, while shaving the grams.

This aluminium wheelset has sleeved 27.5” rims, which adds strength, giving a secure connection. The 21mm internal width helps with getting the most out of your tyres, giving support for tyres sidewalls, while also allowing for smaller tyres to be used for training purposes.

The hubs feature Mavic’s FTS-X steels freehub for greater reliability, matched to sealed cartridge bearings, making maintenance easy. The bodies are alloy for weight savings as is the axle in front, with a steel axle in the rear for extra strength. 

Matching up to the hubs are straight pull steel spokes. These add rigidity and strength. The weak point of normal J-bend spokes is removed with the use of straight-pull spokes, allowing for less spokes to be used and keeping the wheels lightweight. There are 24 spokes front and rear with a 2 cross pattern for both wheels.

Key Features:

  • For a longer longevity of the wheel, Mavic recommends that the total weight supported by the wheels don't exceed 120kg, bike included
  • Recommended tyre sizes: 35 mm to 69 mm (1.4" to 2.7")
  • Weight Front 27.5"895g
  • Weight Pair 27.5"1985g
  • Weight Rear 27.5"1090g

Rims

  • Joint: sleeved
  • Drilling: traditional
  • Valve hole diameter: 8,5 mm with pop off reducer
  • Tyre: tubetype
  • Internal width: 21 mm
  • ETRTO size 27.5": 584x21C

Spokes

  • Material: steel
  • Shape: straight pull, round
  • Nipples: steel, ABS
  • Count: 24 front and rear
  • Lacing: front and rear crossed 2

Hubs

  • Front and rear bodies: aluminium
  • Axle material: front aluminium, rear steel
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • Freewheel: FTS-X steel

Versions

  • Colour: Black only
  • Disc standard : 6 Bolts only

Compatibility

  • Freewheel: Shimano/Sram
  • Front axle: convertible from 15mm thru axle to Quick Release with optional adapters

Delivered with

  • Rim tape
  • User guide

Mavic Crossride FTS-X MTB Wheels - 27.5"- 2018 Reviews

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4
A good value rear wheel

The wheel is exactly as described on the website, so fitting it to my bike was fairly straightforward. The build quality seems good, smooth running bearings, no play, and the rim and disc are true. I’ve ridden it once, no problems, so I’m happy!

The wheel is exactly as described on the website, so fitting it to my bike was fairly straightforward. The build quality seems good, smooth running bearings, no play, and the rim and disc are true. I’ve ridden it once, no problems, so I’m happy!

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Good value wheel

Bought this to replace a stock Giant 9mmQR when I upgraded my forks. Don't have a lot of cash so took a punt on these. They are not tubeless ready out of the box - but a wrap of monkey tape was all that was needed. Specialised Purgatory Grid tyres set a bead at the first go and haven't lost any noticeable pressure in a month. The Giant wheels were more of a faff to set up with the same tyres - taking a couple of attempts to get right - the Mavics just worked. They are pretty light - as round as round can be - and true - also very good value . What's not to like about that.

Bought this to replace a stock Giant 9mmQR when I upgraded my forks. Don't have a lot of cash so took a punt on these. They are not tubeless ready out of the box - but a wrap of monkey tape was all that was needed. Specialised Purgatory Grid tyres set a bead at the first go and haven't lost any noticeable pressure in a month. The Giant wheels were more of a faff to set up with the same tyres - taking a couple of attempts to get right - the Mavics just worked. They are pretty light - as round as round can be - and true - also very good value . What's not to like about that.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

MTB Wheels Guide

How do I choose an MTB wheel?

There are many different sizes of MTB wheels and it is important to get the right one to fit your bike. There are five things that you need to consider when choosing a new wheel; wheel diameter, axle type, hub spacing, rim width and freehub type (rear wheel only).

What are the different wheel diameters (sizes)?

MTB wheels are available in 4 different diameters:

  • 29” - cross country (XC) and trail bikes
  • 650b (27.5”) – Most common size, XC, trail and downhill bikes
  • 26” – the traditional wheel size, but is now less common
  • 24” – only found on certain jump and junior bikes

What are the different axle types?

There are different axle types for front and rear wheels:

  • QR (9mm) – quick release skewer – for front and rear wheels
  • 10mm – thru axle - for rear wheels
  • 12mm – thru axle – for rear wheels
  • 15mm – thru axle – for front wheels
  • 20mm – thru axle – for front wheels

What about hub spacing?

As with axle types there are specific hub spacing’s for front and rear wheels:

  • 100mm - front, traditional size
  • 110mm – front, Boost standard
  • 135mm – rear, traditional size
  • 142mm – rear, most common
  • 148mm – rear, Boost standard
  • 150mm – rear, Downhill bikes

Why does rim width matter?

Yes. This is because weight on the rim adversely affects acceleration and climbing more than weight on any other part of the bike. Having said that a wider (and heavier) rim is more robust and will offer more support for the tyre. For this reason, cross country MTBs tend to have narrower rims than trail and downhill bikes. As long as you get the wheel diameter, axle type and hub spacing to match your existing wheel it is usually possible to change the rim width for either a lighter or a sturdier wheel.

What about Plus sizes?

Plus sized 27.5” & 29” wheels use very wide rims (38-50mm) that require Boost standard hub spacing. You can only use these rims on ‘Plus Sized’ bikes.

What are the different freehub options?

The freehub is the part of the rear wheel that the cassette fixes on to. There are 3 main freehub types that fit specific cassettes:

  • Shimano and SRAM– fits Shimano and SRAM 8, 9 & 10 speed cassettes
  • SRAM XD – fits SRAM 11 & 12 speed cassettes
  • Hope – fits hope 11 speed cassettes

If you match the above criteria, then you can be sure that the wheel you buy will be compatible with your mountain bike.

Do I need a disc specific wheel?

If you have disc brakes on your bike then you will need a disc specific wheel. There are two different types of disc rotors that are compatible with different hubs:

  • 6 bolt – most common type
  • Centre lock – used on certain Shimano hubs

Note – disc specific wheels are not compatible with rim brakes.

What about tubeless?

Some wheels are ready to be used with tubeless tyres straight out of the box while others can be converted with a simple conversion kit. This will usually be specified in the product description.

Wheels and Wheelsets

Wheels are either sold individually or in pairs known as wheelsets. Check the product description for more details.

If you are unsure about which wheel you need then please contact us by phone on 01792 799508 or email info@tredz.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

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